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UN blasts excessive medicalizing and torture by psychiatrists: Natural alternatives are the best option for mental health care!

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In a significant move highlighting how tragically criminal in nature psychiatry is UN Rapporteurs have hit psychiatry for
the excessive medicalization of mental health issues and for torture which is inherent in psychiatric practices. Clearly non-psychiatric natural mental health care approaches are the only humane and effective interventions for mental health issues.


There is heavy funding of the propaganda machine of psychiatry which has people worldwide deceived into believing psychiatrists work in the best interests of their mental health. However in actual practice psychiatry has always been a highly destructive discipline which feeds off of the pain and suffering psychiatrists inflict people with. Natural non-psychiatric alternatives to mental health care are the best remedy for this tragic problem.

What is needed is a green alternative to a tragically misguided mental health system. Genita Petralli is a nutritional biochemist who focuses her clinical work with patients on green mental health care and the reclaiming of lives from psychiatric drugs. In considerations of natural alternatives for mental health care sunshine has been recognized as a great natural remedy to nurture mental health. Pets have also been noted to help dramatically with mental health care.

Serious problem of the excessive "medicalization" of mental health issues

CCHR International has published a report by Kelly Patricia O’Meara dealing with how United Nations Special Rapporteur, Dr. Dainius Puras, has set a milestone by addressing the serious problem of the excessive "medicalization" of mental health issues. Dr. Puras has highlighted that there is no evidence which supports psychotropic drugs as a first line form of treatment for mental health issues. The serious problems associated with excessive medicalization of mental health and the gross overuse of biomedical interventions have been highlighted.

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Dr. Puras has pointed out that evidence does not support the use of psychotropic drugs as the first line treatment for depression and other mental conditions. It is stressed that there is more harm than good done by the excessive use of drugs and other biomedical interventions for mental issues. This approach actually undermines the right of people to health and should be stopped.

Medicalizing various types of psychosocial distress and human suffering tragically undermines the rights of people to being healthy

Dr. Puras has eloquently pointed out that the biomedical tradition of medicalizing various types of psychosocial distress and human suffering has undermined the vital significance of focusing on the social and underlying factors of health. This all tragically undermines the rights of people to being healthy. The psychiatric drugs have a myriad of horrible side effects which create disability when all that is often needed to treat such mental states as depression are interventions which are based on human interaction and on thoughtful talking and listening.

The Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry and MindFreedom have reported that the Special United Nations Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Méndez, has recommended that forced psychiatric treatment of any kind should be banned. A complete ban has been suggested for nonconsensual psychiatric interventions which include mind-altering drugs such as neuroleptics, restraint, solitary confinement, nonconsensual administration of electroshock, and psychosurgery.

There has also been a suggestion by Méndez that legal provisions which authorize confinement and compulsory treatment in mental health settings should be repealed. He has gone on to say that it is not justified to detain people on mental health grounds.

These attacks on the tyrannical quackery of psychiatry coming from the United Nations offer hope for humanity that someday psychiatry will be permanently abolished. The consistent abusive interventions of psychiatrists over the decades has painfully wasted more potentially productive lives than terrorists and street gangs have. It is time to stamp out the pure repulsive ignorance associated with psychiatry and move towards humane natural approaches for mental health care.